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Kiss Me Again (1925)

Gaston Fleury's ( Monte Blue ) wife, Loulou ( Marie Prevost ), takes a perfunctory interest in music but a deeper one in a musician named Maurice ( John Roche ). Although Gaston has no ... See full summary »

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Ernst Lubitsch

Writers:

Emile DeNajac (play), Hanns Kräly (as Hans Kraly) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Marie Prevost ... LouLou Fleury
Monte Blue ... Gaston Fleury
John Roche ... Maurice
Clara Bow ... Grizette
Willard Louis ... Dr. DuBois
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Gaston Fleury's ( Monte Blue ) wife, Loulou ( Marie Prevost ), takes a perfunctory interest in music but a deeper one in a musician named Maurice ( John Roche ). Although Gaston has no intention of releasing his wife into the hands of Maurice, he feigns willingness to give Loulou a divorce. Loulou then becomes bored with Maurice, and clever maneuvering on the part of Gaston brings her to want desperately a reconciliation with him. He happily fulfills her wish. Written by Pamela Short

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This film is presumed lost. In the late 1940s and 1950s, Warner Bros. destroyed many of its negatives due to nitrate film decomposition. Studio records indicate that the negative of filmography pre-1931 was marked "Junked 12/27/48" (December 27, 1948). See more »

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Another Lost Romantic Silent Romp
27 October 2007 | by Ziggy5446See all my reviews

This Ernest Lubitsch classic has often been billed as one of the best-sophisticated comedies of the silent era. However, Kiss Me Again is now presumed lost. No copies are known to exist except for a trailer featured in the library of moving images, inc.

Like all "high comedies," Kiss Me Again was reportedly a comedy of manner and a refined example of satire, with witty title cards and ironic situational gags rather than physical humor. The film stars Marie Prevost as LouLou, a married woman who develops an infatuation with a handsome musician. When LouLou asks her husband Gaston (Monte Blue) for a divorce, he shrewdly agrees without an argument; of course, LouLou imagines that something must be amiss if Gaston is so eager to give her up, so she then moves heaven and earth to win him back.

The film also features Clara Bow, who was boosted into stardom as a "kid-girl" in Down to the Sea in Ships. She got, consequently, another lovely part in this Lubitsch film, where she is billed as a French typist living in Paris. What effort did she make to be French? Perhaps none. Apparently she was just her own dear self. Now Marie Prevost was a great actress. She was a charming and a cleaver and an amusing soubrette. However, she was another "star" doomed by fate to play only one role, and that is the role of a successful but not virtuous woman-about-town. She plays that better than anyone from the silent era.


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USA

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Release Date:

1 August 1925 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$229,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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